Christian Ramirez was on the scoresheet for Aberdeen as they booked their place in the fifth round of the Scottish FA Cup with a win over League Two side Edinburgh City.

Aberdeen 3-0 Edinburgh City

Goals from Ryan Hedges, Christian Ramirez, and Lewis Ferguson were more than enough for Aberdeen City to breeze their way into the round 16 in the Scottish FA Cup as they knocked out Edinburgh City.

Ramirez played 73 minutes for the Dons as they dominated the game from start to finish. On the other side, goalkeeper Brian Schwake was between the posts for the Citizens as there was not much he could do to stop his Premiership opponents.

The hosts opened the scoring after 23 minutes through Hedges. Schwake made a great save to stop an attempt from Funso Ojo, but he could do nothing to stop the Welshman from putting away their second chance following a cross from Jonathan Hayes.

Ramirez doubled Aberdeen’s lead just before halftime when some fine passing saw Hedges collect the ball on the right side of the area and cross to the American striker, who sent his half volley to the roof of the net.

The momentum kept rolling in favor of the hosts into the second half but they had to wait until stoppage time to score their third. Ferguson would put the ball in the top corner of the goal from a looping header from a free kick.

Aberdeen faces Motherwell in the next round on February 11.

Notes

Christopher Mueller made his debut for Hibernian in a 90-minute shift as they advanced following a 1-0 win over Cove Rangers. They will square off against Arbroath next.

Ian Harkes came on to play a few minutes in stoppage time for Dundee United in their 2-1 victory over Kilmarnock. Their next opponent will be Partick Thistle.

After getting his first start in league play, James Sands watched on from the bench as Rangers booked their place in the next round with a 4-0 win over Stirling Albion. Annan Athletic will be their next opponent.

Cameron Carter-Vickers was rested as Celtic moved on after a 2-1 win over Alloa Athletic. The Hoops will take on Raith Rovers in the next round.

By Kenya Brown

Born in America, but raised in Europe and Asia, Kenya has loved soccer ever since his parents put a ball at his feet. While covering some of the top U.S. players around Europe, he loves putting the spotlight on players who are based in leagues off the beaten path. He also interviews coaches and other people in the game to gain more insight.

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